CGTN's Kate Parkinson filed this report. The debate, the first face-off held before the presidential election's first round, kicked off with education and social issues, with the tone among the five candidates being respectful. The election is set to be one of the most uncertain in decades with Macron, an independent who has never run for office, and Le Pen, a far-right Nationalist, dominating the race.
Iraqi forces have resumed their bid to reclaim Mosul's Old City from jihadists, even as the fight against Islamic State has been dwarfed by reports of scores of civilians dying due to air strikes. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve , said initial assessments show that US forces did strike in an area in west Mosul, Iraq, where a building collapse killed as many as 200 civilians.
However, Sidhu has not been designated as Deputy Chief Minister, as was being speculated in political circles. Having tasted electoral victory in Punjab after a gap of 10 years, Congress would like to give representation to various sections and also accommodate experienced leaders and youth in the cabinet.
And it's not clear they'll always prevail: "Some of President Obama's climate policies may prove harder to uproot than thought". The order , deceptively titled "Energy Independence," signals a move in the direction of global fossil fuel extraction at the expense of domestic renewable energy production.
Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull and Lucy Turnbull welcomed Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang and Madame Cheng Hong to Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday 23 March 2017. The expanded access gives Australia an opportunity to take advantage of China's decision earlier this week to suspend meat imports from Brazil, the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry, due to a scandal over sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats.
About 5,000 US troops are already in Iraq. But Townsend said the type of munitions used by the U.S.in the airstrikes should not have been able to bring down the entire building, raising questions about the level of American involvement.
But Comey did confirm that there was an ongoing investigation of possible ties between Russian officials and members of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and transition team. Nunes doesn't see it that way. "I'm sure the Democrats do want me to quit", Nunes contended on Fox, "because they know that I'm quite effective at getting to the bottom of things".
America, he said , will no longer tolerate Iran's efforts to destabilise the region and jeopardise Israel's security. The ayatollahs in Tehran openly admit their desire to wipe Israel off the map and drive its people into the sea. "The Arabs were very generous when they presented the Arab Peace Initiative in 2002, a golden opportunity that Israel failed to seize", he added. Abbas had meetings with a series of EU officials, including the president of the European Commission Jean-Claude ...
The U.S. military is examining about 700 videos of coalition airstrikes as it investigates allegations that a March 17 bombing by the U.S. -led coalition caused the deaths of 100 or more civilians in the beiseged Iraqi city of Mosul. But I can't really say for sure and we just have to let the investigation play out". In another recent attack , the USA -led coalition in Syria launched an airstrike against the Islamic State in the Raqqa province of Syria.
Steve Womack. "We can not be effective if we continue to vote no". "We're working with the Trump administration and evaluating the options in front of us", said AshLee Strong, a Ryan spokeswoman. White House chief of staff Reince Priebus scolded conservative Republicans , explaining that Trump had felt "disappointed" with a "number of people he thought were loyal to him that weren't".
The Republican leadership pulled the legislation to repeal and replace Obama's healtcare reform, popularly known as Obamacare, from the US House of Representatives on Friday due to the lack of support within the GOP. "The real problem here is that [Freedom Caucus members] were pushing for something that is out of step with the majority of Americans", Brian Klaas, a former USA campaign advisor and current fellow in comparative politics at the London School of Economics, told DW.
She said Putin represented a "new vision" of the world. "A new world has emerged in these past years. This is Vladimir Putin's world, Donald Trump's world in the United States, Mr (Narendra) Modi's world in India", she said. The first round of voting in the French presidential election is a month away. While Russian TV stations use the French election to buttress the Kremlin view of the world in domestic public opinion, Moscow appears to have little ability to influence the French agenda.
Michael Sharp, 34, was doing humanitarian work for the U.N.in the area. Their disappearance is the first time United Nations experts have been reported missing in Congo, Human Rights Watch has said, and it is the first recorded disappearance of global workers in the Kasai provinces.
If the administration chooses to replace the CPP with a less stringent rule, it could result in a narrower regulatory package that would require only small efficiency improvements to existing coal plants. Obama's Clean Power Plan has been the subject of long-running legal challenges . "This order ignores the law and scientific reality", said its president, Trip Van Noppen.
Thwarted by two factions of fellow Republicans, from the centre and far right, House speaker Paul Ryan said Obama's health care law, the Republicans' top target in the new Trump administration, would remain in place "for the foreseeable future".
North Korea's latest rocket engine test shows Pyongyang has made "meaningful progress in engine efficiency", according to a South Korean defense ministry official Monday - raising concerns about the reclusive state's growing missile capabilities.
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli was one of the Three Lions' most impressive performers and, like Lallana, he enjoyed lining up alongside a former darling of the White Hart Lane faithful. " Like I've always done I'll just keep my head down and keep working hard". Liverpool's Adam Lallana believes England have a better chance of winning trophies if Defoe is in the squad.
USA Hockey, the sport's American federation, and the U.S. women's team announced in a joint press release that they had reached an agreement "that will result in groundbreaking support for the U.S. It took until nearly the last minute, but a deal did get done that includes the formation of a women's high performance advisory group with current and former players - like Hockey Canada has had for some time.
Republicans have 52 seats so Gorsuch will need the support of at least eight Democrats. As the leading Democrat in the Senate, Schumer's opposition to Gorsuch isn't surprising, but going a step further and saying that he would vote against cloture was the loudest telegraph yet of potential Democratic plans for a filibuster .
Vigils have been held in Derry, Belfast and Dublin to remember McGuinness. Former Holy Cross Parish Priest Father Gary Donegan also offered prayers and blessings for the 66-year-old. He is survived by his wife Bernie and four children. "Whilst there will continue to be a diverse range of opinions on Mr McGuinness' contribution to society over his lifetime it is clear that he had a passion for the city and the wider North West area.
It isn't the North Korea's first launch this month - the country fired four intermediate-range ballistic missiles on March 6, which fell into waters off Japan. The launch of a surface-to-surface medium long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 at an undisclosed location. "We renewed our determination to work together to convince North Korea to choose a better path and a different future for its people", he said .
Beijing is reluctant to squeeze the unpredictable North, now led by Kim Jong-Un, too hard lest it trigger a confrontation or messy regime collapse. The Texas oilman also met with a top Chinese foreign policy official, Yang Jiechi, at the lakeside Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in west Beijing and will see President Xi Jinping on Sunday.
The delay comes after conservative House Republicans rejected an offer by Trump on Thursday to remove certain coverage mandates from the Affordable Care Act, raising uncertainty as to whether House Speaker Paul Ryan could get enough votes to pass the latest version of the bill.
It was wet. The Ducks, after reaching their first Final Four since 1939, had dumped a bucket of ice over their aww-shucks coach. Coach Geno Auriemma didn't attend this year's send-off, opting instead to meet the team at the airport. "Thornwell was just being Thornwell", Florida coach Mike White said of the SEC player of the year as voted by coaches. "I think it's awesome what he (Williams) has been able to do throughout his career, just sustained excellence is how I would describe it", Few ...
They will enter the last day in a position to claim a win but the threat of rain still hovers over the match and it may be weather that has the final say. The South African bowlers had occasionally troubled Williamson and Raval with reverse swing and the contention of the umpires appeared to be that the South African fielders deliberately had been throwing the ball from the outfield to the wicketkeeper on the bounce with the intention of scuffing one side.
Democrats have cast the Trump budget as a cruel plan to shift funding from programs such as Meals on Wheels - which delivers food to needy seniors - to pay for the wall and a defense buildup. Ultimately, there will be construction of 30-foot-long prototypes of the wall, costing between $200,000 and $500,000, while contractors will build 10-foot models for penetration tests.
Targeting the previous government in UP, the Chief Minister said out of the 2.5 lakh crore allotted to the state in the last two-and-a-half years by the Centre, only Rs 78,000 crore were spent as the SP dispensation did not have any development model.
Vettel wins the GP after 28 races with Ferrari, making it a fantastic start to the season just pipping Lewis Hamilton early on in the race. "I don't think Mercedes fans should be too anxious - they are going to have some great racing hopefully".
Bones recovered from a sunken ferry off the coast of South Korea are animal remains and not from a missing victim as previously indicated, government officials clarified Tuesday night. As NPR's Laurel Wamsley reported , family members gathered last week to watch as salvage workers set about the hard task of raising what's left of the 6,800-ton vessel and placing it in dry dock.
United Airlines is facing backlash after two girls were kicked off a flight for wearing leggings . Fueling the controversy on Sunday were initial United tweets in response to Watts that lacked context in which United said it "shall have the right to refuse passengers if they are not properly clothed via our Contract of Carriage ".
Nicola Sturgeon's announcement that she plans to hold a second referendum is ugly on a number of levels. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, whose party has the second-largest bloc of seats, said the Tories would "reject conclusively the timetable for a referendum set out by the Scottish government".
House. Republican leadership in the United States House had crafted a proposed replacement for the ACA, but struggled to get the votes needed to pass the bill. Speaker Paul Ryan says next month's governmentwide funding bill should not get ensnared with a fight over taking federal money away from Planned Parenthood.
Allegedly hundreds of civilians died in recent air strikes and fighting. "On the other hand, the savages that are ISIS deliberately target, terrorize and kill innocent civilians every day". Amnesty quoted Waad Ahmad al-Tai, an east Mosul resident, as saying six members of his extended family - including his nine-year-old son and three-year-old daughter - were killed after they followed government advice not to flee the city.
Ahead of the election, Borisov signaled he hoped to include the Reformist Bloc in a GERB-led coalition government, but exit polls suggested the right-wing group had failed to secure enough votes to make it into parliament. The Socialists, capitalising on their victory in a presidential election in November that triggered Borisov's downfall, have vowed to improve ties with Russian Federation even at the expense of European Union unity.
It would have voided its tax penalties on people for not buying insurance, tax increases on high earners and health industry firms, and expansion of Medicaid for low-income people. 15 months ago we passed a clean repeal , everyone voted for it and we told the American people that's what we were for and now, suddenly when it counts we have to move the goal post and start with some completely different legislation that was hidden away and rolled out three and a half weeks ago, that's how it's ...